No Honor for Andrew Card

On May 25, 2007 Andrew Card faced hundreds of boos and catcalls as he was given an honorary degree during the graduate school commencement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Before the commencement, over a hundred protesters staged a rally and press conference outside the Mullin Center on the UMass campus. Hundreds more students and faculty who opposed the honorary degree would later protest inside the hall.

(via Gerry Canavan)


  1. gw recieed an honorary degree at usc(the real one) back in ’02 or’ 03. the students that disagreed protested a few miles away(they were not allowed to do so within a mile or so of the building), instead of showing up to graduation.

  2. Same as what Jenni mentioned… I was part of a protest at one of Cheney’s blessed photo-ops with some textile moguls about two years ago… they made us stand in a fenced pen about two miles away, which they (unbelievably) referred to as “the free speech area”. We didn’t even merit a mention on the nightly news programme (since we were unseen! It’s hard to see protestors when they’re a couple of miles away….)

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